November 26, 2008

RIP Scott Zensen, 1958-2008

I received this e-mail earlier today from Sandi Shaner: Subject: Scott Zensen has been promoted to Glory today! RIP I have the unfortunate announcement to make about my good friend, Scott Zensen, editor of MyWeekMagazine.com. He passed away in his home from heart failure,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:36 PM in DMG's Friends, In Memoriam, Music

January 19, 2008

DMG Is A Member Of Meetup.com

Today is the second anniversary of me joining Meetup.com in 2006, so I think it's time that I say something about this excellent web site and the more than 40,000 groups it hosts on over 3,500 topics! Their motto is: "Whatever your interest. Wherever...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:58 AM in DMG's Friends, San Diego

December 17, 2007

Celebrate DMG's Birthday, Part 2

As I wrote in my previous post, my birthday is December 24th. I will be celebrating it on Friday, December 21st, as I've already mentioned, and again on Saturday, December 22nd, at two events on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights. Both of the Saturday...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:11 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music

December 6, 2007

Help DMG Celebrate His Birthday!

My birthday is December 24th. If you would like to join me for a celebratory beverage that weekend, I will be at the ListenLocalSD.com Holiday Bash on Friday, December 21st, at the Mission Bay Boat & Ski Club! The party starts at 7 p.m....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:43 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music

November 16, 2007

DMG Pic Of Brenda Xu In Reader

Page 92 of the November 15th issue of the San Diego Reader features a great interview by Jay Allen Sanford with my intelligent and beautiful friend Brenda Xu. Included with the article is the picture above, which I took during our photo shoot...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:36 AM in DMG's Friends, DMG's Photos, Music

November 14, 2007

Don't Miss Acoustic Alliance 19!

This weekend's "Don't Miss Show" is Acoustic Alliance 19 on Sunday, November 18, at Brick By Brick in the Bay Park Area. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first set starts at 7. There will be an $8 cover. The series is...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:52 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

November 13, 2007

Photos, Poetry, Fire & Swords!

On Saturday I was part of a little show at Lestat's West called "A Day and Night of Art & Poetry," which the organizers are hoping to turn into at least a bi-monthly event. This wasn't your dear old grandmother's dainty art and poetry...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:20 AM in DMG's Friends, DMG's Photos

October 23, 2007

DMG Isn't In A Wildfire Zone

I want readers of this web site to know that I live a little north of San Diego State University, in an area that is well south of the Witch fire and well north of the Harris fire. Our area isn't currently in any...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:30 AM in California, DMG's Friends, San Diego

October 18, 2007

Photos From Asian Film Festival

Question: What former star of "21 Jump Street" was spotted in the lobby of last weekend's San Diego Asian Film Festival with a gorgeous female singer? Answer: Dustin Nguyen, who had his photo taken with Joanie Mendenhall by yours truly. The picture happened because...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:15 PM in DMG's Friends, DMG's Photos, Films

October 10, 2007

Brenda Xu At Torrey Pines Photos

For various reasons, I hadn't done a real portrait photo shoot since the '90s. On September 29th that changed, when my lovely and talented singer/songrwriter friend Brenda Xu and I went to Torrey Pines at 7 a.m. with her guitar and my camera....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:10 AM in DMG's Friends, DMG's Photos

October 5, 2007

A Hawk In DMG's Neighborhood

This morning around 11 a.m. my friend Marsi was visiting me and we were standing in my driveway, when I noticed there was a hawk watching us from the top of a tree across the street. I shot this picture when it eventually...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:54 PM in DMG's Friends, DMG's Photos

September 18, 2007

Here's Jane Lui Smiling At DMG!

I photographed my dear friend Jane Lui's fun-filled release party for her new "Barkentine" CD last Friday night at Lestat's. Before the show, I caught Jane smiling at me backstage in this picture. To see a gallery of my other photos from the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:27 PM in DMG's Friends, DMG's Photos, Music

September 8, 2007

Acoustic Alliance 18 Is Sunday

I love ListenLocalSD.com, and I'm especially fond of their great Acoustic Alliance showcases! Number 18 in the series will be tomorrow night, Sunday, September 9, at Brick By Brick in the Bay Park Area. The poster below says doors open at 6:30, but that...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:39 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

August 4, 2007

Four Female Singers At Vinbladh's

Three of my favorite female singers will be joined by a fourth woman who I've only recently started liking for a 7:30 p.m. show tomorrow night, August 5, at Vinbladh's Cafe in University Heights. My trio of favorites are Lindsey Yung, Sheila Sondergard and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:50 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

July 15, 2007

Barbara Nesbitt CD Arrives 7/19

New Acoustic Generation 6 is here and the release of Barbara Nesbitt's CD, "A Million Stories," will be part of it! The show is set for 8 p.m. this Thursday night, July 19, at the great Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. Michael Tiernan...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:09 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

July 14, 2007

Listen Local SD Picnic Is 7/21

I went to last summer's ListenLocalSD.com picnic and had a great time! This year's picnic is a week from today, Saturday, July 21. It starts at noon and will be at the Mission Bay Boat and Ski Club. The event is free, but overnight...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:27 PM in DMG's Friends, Music

July 9, 2007

Sheila Sondergard Releases CD

I hear Sheila Sondergard's CD Release show at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge on Wednesday is almost sold out! Hopefully anyone reading this who wants to be there already has a ticket!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:30 PM in DMG's Friends, Music

July 8, 2007

Lindsey Yung Making Mini-Tour

My friend Lindsey Yung is using a photo I shot of her recently at Vinbladh's as part of her flier for a mini-tour she is doing this week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:32 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

May 14, 2007

Listen Local Music Mixer Is 5/15

My new friend Brenda Xu will be one of the performers at the next Listen Local Music Mixer, tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 15, at my favorite bar and grill, Desi 'n' Friends in Point Loma! I shot this picture of Brenda at the...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:41 PM in DMG's Friends, Music

May 13, 2007

Geranium Show Is May 19-20

My old friend Melissa Worton asked me to post this message: 35th Annual Geranium Show And Sale Have you ever wanted to have a beautiful garden that is the envy of the neighborhood? Or, wanted flowers that are so simple to care for, you...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:32 PM in DMG's Friends, San Diego

April 17, 2007

Free Music & Food At Desi's!

My friend Cathryn Beeks and her wonderful ListenLocalSD.com have teamed up with the great folks at my favorite bar and grill, Desi 'n' Friends in Point Loma, to produce an every-other-Tuesday Music Mixer. The next mixer is tonight! Live music starts at 8,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:14 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

October 15, 2006

October 5, 2006

"Music For Mattie" Will Be 10/15

The only words I can ever remember writing that were harder for me than what I am about to tell you, were the words I wrote for my father's funeral in 1987. Mattie Mills, a woman I consider one of San Diego's finest entertainers,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:21 AM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

August 10, 2006

Chelsea Playing At Thursday Club

I'm going to Beach Music Mafia's Thursday Club at Portugalia tonight to see my friends Chelsea Flor, Billy Fritz and Chuck Schiele perform. It's a cool venue in Ocean Beach, offering Portuguese and Brazilian food. The show starts at 8 p.m....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:18 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

August 7, 2006

Happy 40th Birthday To P!

Happy 40th Birthday to P, a very special friend who I lost a long time ago. If you somehow read this, I hope you are well and happy, and that life has been good to you over the many years since we last spoke....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:22 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

August 2, 2006

Randi Driscoll CD Release Is 8/5

The great Randi Driscoll has asked me to take pictures during her CD release show on Saturday, August 5th, at Seaside Concert Hall in Encinitas....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:12 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

July 26, 2006

Our Big Picnic Is Sunday, July 30!

The Shy Cloud Social Club Summer Picnic will take place from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 30, at the San Diego Mission Bay Boat & Ski Club. Our big picnic actually will be a small party happening within a much larger...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:00 PM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

July 21, 2006

July 7, 2006

Chelsea Flor Plays At 4th & B!

I got a call from my friend Chelsea Flor at around 1 p.m. on Monday, July 3rd. She invited me to watch her and bassman Billy Fritz, the Dream Stalker, make their 4th & B debut that night. It seems they had received...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:26 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

June 30, 2006

See "Peaceful Warrior" Tonight!

If you haven't yet seen the inspirational film "Peaceful Warrior," or if you have seen it already but want to see it again, round up some of your family and friends and bring them to the Landmark Hillcrest Cinema tonight (Friday) for the 7:10...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:11 AM in DMG's Friends, Films

June 12, 2006

"Peaceful Warrior" Party Was Fun!

Six people joined my co-organizer Chelsea Flor and I for our "Peaceful Warrior" moviegoing excursion yesterday, and everyone seemed to enjoy the film very much. Afterwards we moved to a nearby Pick Up Stix restaurant, where we feasted on Chinese food and great...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:14 PM in DMG's Friends, Films

May 13, 2006

"Anything For The Shot!" Is TODAY!

"Anything For The Shot! Images and Sounds of San Diego Music" is TODAY, Saturday, May 13th, from noon until 9 p.m.! I thought I would give you links to the web sites of the six photographers who will be displaying their work, as...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:15 AM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

May 9, 2006

Kim DiVincenzo CD Release Is 5/12

My friend Kim DiVincenzo is releasing her new EP "Hummingbird" with a show at 9 p.m. this Friday, May 12, at Lestat's West on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights. Kim will be performing with a full band, which I don't recall ever seeing...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:43 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

May 6, 2006

Henry Diltz Photographs DMG!

I went to the Morrison Hotel Gallery in La Jolla on May 5th for an opening night reception for the photography of Fernando Aceves. A bunch of my shutterbug friends were there too. John Baldi handed his camera to Henry Diltz, who named...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:48 AM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

May 4, 2006

"Anything For The Shot!" Is May 13

Greetings and apologies to all of my friends who have wondered why I haven't been answering your e-mails lately! I have been really, really, REALLY busy getting ready for "Anything For The Shot! Images and Sounds of San Diego Music" on May 13th!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:17 PM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

April 24, 2006

Happy Birthday To Jane Lui!!!

Happy Birthday to one of San Diego's most talented singer/songwriters and a warm and wonderful human being, my friend Jane Lui!!! I shot this picture last night at The Casbah of Erin McCarley, Lindsey Yung, Molly Jenson and Jane after a show there by...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:32 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

April 12, 2006

DMG Is In "Anything For The Shot!"

I have been invited by Tim Flack, Cathryn Beeks and Erica Mantone to be one of six photographers featured during "Anything For The Shot! Images and Sounds of San Diego Music," a local music photography gallery and live concert featuring 18 performers! Presented by...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:02 AM in DMG's Friends, Music, San Diego

March 29, 2006

2 Beautiful Songbirds & 1 DMG

I had a great time last Wednesday night at Canes, shooting pictures of my talented friends Lindsey Yung and Jane Lui, two of my favorite local singers/songwriters. I also took some shots of Ernie Halter and Trevor Davis, who were the other 2/4s of...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:40 PM in DMG's Friends, Music

March 20, 2006

Lindsey & Jane To Play Canes

Lindsey Yung and Jane Lui, two of my favorite local singers/songwriters, will be performing at Canes Bar and Grill in Mission Beach this Wednesday night, March 22. Also appearing will be Trevor Davis and Ernie Halter. Doors open at 7 p.m. and there will...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:30 PM in DMG's Friends, Music

March 6, 2006

DMG Named Link Of The Week!

Many thanks and much love to the wonderful Cathryn Beeks for honoring me today as her Link of the Week at her fabulous Listen Local web site! She says, "Tireless and talented as all get out, David Matt Green, aka Shycloud, has been shooting...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:41 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends, Music

March 3, 2006

I Want Help Shooting Miz Mandy

My friend Douglas Foxworthy has invited me to shoot pictures and video during Monday's 7:30 p.m. show at the Belly Up Tavern, featuring the CD release of "Mandatory" by Miz Mandy. I would like to find a volunteer to be my camera assistant that...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:26 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

February 3, 2006

I Now Have 300 MySpace Friends!

I just added my 300th friend on MySpace! And the coolest thing is that I've actually met 232 of them in person, mostly through the music scene here in San Diego, California. Visit my MySpace profile at: myspace.com/shycloud And if you are a member...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:24 PM in Blogging, DMG's Friends, Music

October 25, 2005

Happy Birthday Tammie & Guy!

I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday today to two people I met back in the '70s during my years taking pictures for Tom Rusch's Covenant Ark Theatre -- Tammie (Jackson) O'Dell and Guy Sawyer! I haven't seen either of them in person since...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:37 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

October 18, 2005

Help 34Below's Steve Ybarra!

In my opinion, one of the most interesting male voices in San Diego belongs to Steve Ybarra, of the band 34Below. I shot this photo of him at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge last year. I just received an e-mail from 34Below saying that Steve is...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:15 PM in DMG's Friends, Music

August 24, 2005

Jane Lui's Site Has DMG Photos

I'd like to thank my friend Jane Lui, one of my favorite local singer/songwriters, for posting on her web site almost two dozen photographs that I've taken of her during the last 10 months. Check them out at JanesHands.com! I shot this photo of...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:32 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

August 14, 2005

Shelly Has Gone Home!!!

Good news! I tried to call Shelly at the hospital this morning, and they said she has gone home! Yay!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:00 PM in DMG's Friends

August 11, 2005

Shelly Peterson Is In Mercy Hospital

One of my dearest friends, Shelly (Bernardini) Peterson, suffered a heart attack Saturday around noon in her Normal Heights kitchen. Luckily, Shelly's husband Pete Peterson was there to begin CPR and call 911, and the ambulance crew arrived in time to be there when...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:25 AM in DMG's Friends

July 30, 2005

See DMG's Video Of Kim DiVincenzo

For your viewing pleasure, the very lovely and quite-talented Kim DiVincenzo has posted a piece of video I shot of her in July at Claire de Lune, singing her new song called "What's It Gonna Be?" Check it out Here. I shot this photo...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:59 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

June 9, 2005

Schroeder's Cabaret Is A Year Old!

Photo by David Matt Green From Sher Krieger of Schroeder's Club and Cabaret: Don't forget that the fabulous Needemann Brothers are returning to Schroeder's Club and Cabaret tomorrow night, Friday, June 10, while Todd Schroeder himself will be there to help us celebrate...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:36 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

June 4, 2005

I Have 58 MySpace.com Friends!

After less than three weeks on MySpace.com, I already have connected with 58 people I know! Most of them are folks I have met in the San Diego music scene, because music types have found MySpace a great way to network, both with each...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:00 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends, Music

May 18, 2005

You Can Find Me On MySpace.com

Are you a member of MySpace.com? I rejoined that networking web site recently because a lot of people I know in the San Diego music scene use it to spread the word about their gigs and CDs. I first joined the site back in...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:24 AM in DMG's Friends

February 21, 2005

Happy Birthday To A!

Happy Birthday to A! For a number of reasons I don't feel I should say anything else about A, but if A sees this, I think she will know it's meant for her. ;>...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:49 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

February 8, 2005

Happy Birthday Laura Dion!

Happy Birthday to Laura (Howe) Dion, who was one of my journalism students for two school years from 1982-84! This picture of us together was taken in August of 1984, two months after she graduated from Our Lady of Peace. Laura and I stayed...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:02 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

February 4, 2005

Happy Birthday Simon Mayeski!

Happy Birthday to Simon Mayeski, a friend of mine back at St. Augustine High School who was two years behind me there. A fellow sports enthusiast with writing talent, Simon followed in my footsteps as a manager and statistician for some of the school's...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:48 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

February 1, 2005

Happy Birthday Shelly Peterson!

Happy Birthday to Shelly (Bernardini) Peterson, one of my best and very dearest friends! This picture of Shelly and I was taken in 2003. I've known Shelly since my first year as a journalism teacher at the Academy of Our Lady Peace, 1980-81, which...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:00 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

January 30, 2005

"Radio Gals" Well Worth A Drive To Vista

I was lucky enough to attend the final dress rehearsal of "Radio Gals" at the Avo Playhouse in Vista on Wednesday, thanks to my friend Di'Zsa Wilde and her brilliant daughter Brianna. Bri is in a program called Destination ImagiNation, which teaches kids creativity...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:51 PM in DMG's Friends, Theater

January 28, 2005

Happy Birthday Dana Williams!

Happy Birthday to Dana Williams, one of my Internet idols! Dana and I met at a meeting of the San Diego Macintosh User Group back in September of 1999. This picture of us was taken that same year on the day after Christmas, at...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:50 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

January 24, 2005

Desi 'n' Friends 3rd Anniversary Party

Desi 'n' Friends in Point Loma, one of my favorite bars, will celebrate its 3rd anniversary with a party from 3 p.m. until closing on this Saturday, January 29. The afternoon and evening should be filled with plenty of music, laughs, tasty food and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:29 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, San Diego

January 22, 2005

Happy Birthday Tom Warren!

Happy Birthday to Tom Warren, one of the partners in Schroeder's Club and Cabaret and the husband of one of my very dearest friends, Bettina "Pixie" Warren! I believe I first saw Tom in 1980 when he and the then-Pixie O'Donnell were in "Brigadoon"...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:25 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

January 21, 2005

Happy Birthday Deborah Doane Attwood!

Happy Birthday to Deborah Doane Attwood, one of my all-time favorite friends! I shot this picture of her in 1994. I met Debbie in 1978 when she was a member of the chorus for Tom Rusch's annual Covenant Ark Theatre summer musical, which was...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:33 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

January 17, 2005

Happy Birthday Carlyn Ames!

Happy Birthday to Carlyn Ames, founder of the Golden [not over the] Hill Players! Carlyn produces and directs the group's shows, and often co-writes them and plays a leading role as well. She is a talented singer, dancer and actress! I met Carlyn in...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:43 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

January 4, 2005

Happy Birthday Melissa Ramos!

Happy Birthday to Melissa Ramos, who was one of my journalism students in 1981-82! During her year on The Oracle staff, she was the paper's managing editor. After Melissa graduated, she kept in touch and we became friends. In 1984 I lost someone I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:11 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

December 26, 2004

Happy Birthday Marci Shipp, From Davy!

Happy Birthday to Marci Shipp, where ever you are! This picture of Marci is from an 8mm movie I shot in 1970 when she and I went to Disneyland with a bunch of our friends. A week ago today I wrote about Julie Ginze...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:32 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates this holiday! May the most that you've asked Santa for be the least that you receive!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:45 AM in DMG's Family, DMG's Friends, Holidays

Thanks For A Wonderful Birthday Week!

Thanks to everyone who helped make my birthday week so wonderful this year! I had already written about my party Tuesday at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge and my evening Thursday with Annie Lorkowski, then yesterday I talked about beginning my actual birthday with a very...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:10 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, DMG's Friends

December 24, 2004

Happy Birthday To Laura Quinn & Me!

Hey! Today is my birthday and I just started it off with a very enjoyable phone call to Laura Quinn in New Jersey, who signed our Guestbook recently with a message saying she also was born on Christmas Eve! We've been e-mailing since then,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:43 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, DMG's Friends

December 23, 2004

Thanks Annie Lorkowski For A Nice Night!

I'd like to thank my friend Dr. Anne Lorkowski for a very nice evening! Now a veterinarian up in Rancho Cugamonga, she's an OLP graduate who I met on the Internet over 10 years ago. Annie drove down today to spend Christmas with her...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:11 PM in DMG's Friends

December 22, 2004

I Survived An Excellent Birthday Party!

Good afternoon! It's 2 p.m. and I have recovered from my excellent birthday party and I'm ready to get to work! First of all, I'm going to write about my party, since I've already received several e-mails and a couple of phone calls asking...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:04 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, DMG's Friends

December 21, 2004

Thanks In Advance If You're There Tonight!

I want to thank in advance everyone who makes it to my birthday party tonight! About 20 people have said they are going to try to make it, but I won't be surprised if not that many of you show. After four years of...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:47 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, DMG's Friends

December 19, 2004

Happy Birthday Di'Zsa Wilde & Julie Ginze!

Happy Birthday to Di'Zsa Wilde, one of my current friends, and Happy Birthday to Julie Ginze, a long-lost friend! You can tell by the amount of hair I have (or don't have) in the two photos here that they were taken quite a few...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:27 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

December 18, 2004

DMG's Birthday Party Is December 21!

My birthday is Christmas Eve, and I've decided to celebrate it this year with a party on Tuesday, December 21, from 5 p.m. until about 9 or 10 p.m. at my favorite music club, Humphrey's Backstage Lounge on Shelter Island! All of our ShyCloud.com...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:12 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, DMG's Friends

December 17, 2004

To Thank Me, See Someone I Mention!

I've received several e-mails lately thanking me for mentioning people, bands or events in my articles. After the last thank you, it hit me that there is one very excellent way for a person to thank me for writing about them or an event...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:16 AM in DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

December 16, 2004

Happy Birthday Rich Campbell!

Happy Birthday to Rich Campbell, one of my former Journalism students from St. Augustine High School! Rich was on The Oracle staff for two school years, from 1982-84. After graduating from Saints, he landed a baseball scholarship to the University of Dubuque (Iowa), where...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:11 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

December 5, 2004

Happy Birthday Lee Dronick!

Happy Birthday to Lee Dronick, a multi-talented guy who I first crossed paths with in the early '90s at Apple II User Group meetings! When our beloved Apple II computers slowly became extinct, Lee and I both chose to remain loyal to Apple and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:45 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

December 4, 2004

Happy Birthday Lori Peckham!

Happy Birthday Lori Peckham! I haven't heard from Lori since the late '70s, but I had a huge crush on her at San Diego State back in 1971-72. Lori and I both were in Francisca Rascon's Spanish 2 class in the spring of '71....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:11 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

Happy Birthday Jim Harmon!

Happy Birthday to my old St. Augustine High School and San Diego State buddy, Jim Harmon! This picture of Jim and his wife Linda was taken at our Saints Class of '67 35th reunion by my friend Marisa Cullen. Jim and I probably met...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:33 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

November 28, 2004

Shelly And David Journey To Culver City

Every so often my old friend Shelly Peterson and I go off on some sort of adventure. Last November she and I were down on the field at Qualcomm Stadium during a tribute to the brave men and women who had fought San Diego's...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:01 PM in DMG's Friends, Los Angeles

November 19, 2004

Happy Birthday Lori Lichorobiec!

Happy Birthday to Lori Lichorobiec, who I met on Catalina Island in 1998! I shot this photo of Lori across our table while we waited for dinner one night. Both of us were there on a trip organized by our mutual friend Nadine Butler...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:47 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

November 18, 2004

Happy Birthday Daniel Valko!

Happy Birthday to Daniel Valko! I met Dan in 1974 when he was in the chorus of "The Music Man," the late Tom Rusch's first big Covenant Ark Theatre musical in San Diego. I did photography for CAT from 1974-80, and Dan stayed with...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:40 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

November 15, 2004

"Dolphin Rex" Would Have Been 40 Today

Daniel Lawrence "Rex" Kahler would have turned 40 today and probably would have had a great party to celebrate the occasion, if he wasn't off hiking up some distant mountain instead! Sadly, Rex won't be having that 40th birthday party, because we lost him...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:06 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, In Memoriam

November 10, 2004

Happy Birthday Judi Putnam!

Happy Birthday to Judi Putnam! I shot this photo back on April 29, 1981, of Judi talking to members of Our Lady of Peace's Class of '81 about the school's Alumnae Association. A Class of '66 OLP graduate herself, Judi was an officer of...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:18 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

November 4, 2004

Happy Birthday Randi Linn Rowe!

Happy Birthday to my friend Randi Linn Rowe! I shot this photo of Randi at a Padres-Rockies game we went to at Petco Park on September 4th, the night the Pads retired former star Tony Gwynn's number 19. It was Randi's first visit to...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:10 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

October 25, 2004

Happy Birthday Tammie and Guy!

I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday today to two people I met during my years taking pictures for Tom Rusch's Covenant Ark Theatre -- Tammie (Jackson) O'Dell and Guy Sawyer! I met Tammie in 1976 during CAT's summer production of "Camelot," but I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:55 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

October 21, 2004

Want To See Some Blogs That I Like?

Hey! Want to see some Blogs that inspire me to try to make our 6-month-old Blog better and better? Here are five of them: A world traveler named Cherie Sogsti produces a great Blog at www.WheresCherie.com! Earlier this year she let me link to...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:41 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends

October 17, 2004

Mike Rosenthal Is Headed For San Diego

Michael Rosenthal is flying west tomorrow to return to San Diego for a week-long visit! Mike had migrated here from Toms River, New Jersey, in the mid-'80s, but he ended up moving back there this past March to be with his family again. He's...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:46 PM in DMG's Friends

September 30, 2004

Happy Birthday Leigh Scarritt!

Happy Birthday to Leigh Scarritt, one of San Diego's most popular and versatile entertainers! She's an actress, singer, musician, dancer, songwriter, playwright, director, choreographer and producer, who has worked at many of the best performance venues in this area! Tomorrow, Friday, October 1, Show...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:32 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

September 9, 2004

Shameless Stage Mom Plea From Vickie

My dear old friend Vickie Jenkins has a teenage son named Casey who is in a band named Grandview, and they are trying to win a Battle of the Fans vote which would give them the opportunity to play on the main stage at...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:01 PM in DMG's Friends, Music

September 1, 2004

Happy Birthday Michael Rosenthal!

Happy Birthday to my old pal Michael Rosenthal! I shot this picture last year of Mike with his karaoke posse during his 40th birthday party at the Navajo Second Wind Bar. I met Mike way back in 1987. One day I was unloading my...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:53 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

August 31, 2004

Happy Birthday Deborah Gibson!

Happy Birthday to internationally famous singer-actress-songwriter Deborah Gibson! Back in 1990, I was still pretty new to modeming when I joined America Online, where someone convinced me that they were the then-teenaged singing star Debbie Gibson. Because I thought I had met the real...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:00 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

August 16, 2004

Happy Birthday Chris, Paul And Monica!

I'd like to wish a Happy Birthday today to three people -- a good friend and former student, an old schoolmate and friend, and an excellent dancer/choreographer who I've run into from time to time since the '70s! In order, they are Chris Putnam,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:36 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

August 7, 2004

Pat Sonnek Begins/Ends Cymbals Career

I have an old friend who I've never met in person. Patrick Sonnek lives on a farm in Minnesota. We became acquainted in 1991 through Usenet message groups and e-mails, because we both were running Internet-based ProLine Bulletin Board Systems on Apple II computers....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:22 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

August 3, 2004

Thanks Joan And Patti For The Kind Words!

Thanks Joan Rubin and Patti Zlaket for the Shout Out you just gave to ShyCloud.com and me during KKSM's "Locals Live"! I appreciate your kind words about both my photography skills and me as a person. That was very nice of you! You lovely...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:11 AM in DMG's Friends, Music

July 8, 2004

Happy 40th Birthday To Professor Greer!

Happy 40th Birthday to Paul Greer, one of my former journalism students! A sportswriter for The Oracle in both 1981-82 and 1982-83, Paul is one of the finest distance runners ever to come out of St. Augustine High School, San Diego State University, and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:49 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

June 20, 2004

Happy Father's Day To All Of Our Dads!

Happy Father's Day to Dads everywhere! My own father, Madison J. "Bud" Green, passed away at 71 on November 20, 1987, so it's been a long time since I last got to wish him a Happy Father's Day. The family photo on the left...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:00 AM in DMG's Family, DMG's Friends, Holidays

June 12, 2004

Willie McClister Passed Away June 11

I got a phone call Friday afternoon from Willie McClister's ex-girl friend, Kerry Durrell. She said Willie passed away that day. A couple of months ago Kerry had told me that Willie's health was failing, so I wasn't surprised to get Friday's call. He...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:48 AM in DMG's Friends, In Memoriam

June 11, 2004

Happy Birthday Jennifer Lively!

Happy Birthday to my Texan good buddy Jennifer Lively! This picture of us was taken at my birthday party in December of 2001. Jennifer and I met at the San Diego Parrot Head Club's 2nd Anniversary Party in March of 1997 and we instantly...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:11 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

June 9, 2004

Jim Leeper Would Have Been 52 Today

My old friend Jim Leeper would have been 52 today. Sadly, we lost Jim in 1998 when he left his family and friends much too soon. I took this picture in 1977 of Jim and Patti Johnson, who eventually became Patti Leeper, his great...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:14 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, In Memoriam

June 1, 2004

Thanks to Patti and Bridget, I'm Back!

I had a great time Monday night at Bridget Brigitte's Music Monday at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge! I saw some old friends and met a ton of interesting new people, and Patti Zlaket even singled me out from the stage as someone who does a...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:45 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends, Music

May 26, 2004

Consider Me On Hiatus From ShyCloud.com

I turned ShyCloud.com into a weblog in early April. Since then the average number of Page Views per day here has gone up from 263 in March, to 358 in April, to 610 so far in May! It would seem, therefore, that people must...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:43 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends

May 19, 2004

Happy 20th Anniversary Classes of '84!

Today is the birthday of Cathy Bernens Williams, who was a member of my yearbook staff at OLP in 1983-84. Happy Birthday to Cathy Bernens Williams! And Happy 20th Anniversary to everyone in the OLP and Saints Classes of '84, especially to those who...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:05 AM in DMG's Friends, San Diego

May 10, 2004

A Webgoddess Scoffs At Our 54,118 Hits!

Last Thursday I sent an e-mail to all of my friends announcing that the number of monthly hits for ShyCloud.com had jumped from a mere 2,592 in December, to an amazing 54,118 in April, the first month we had our Blog up and running!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:32 PM in Blogging, DMG's Friends

May 9, 2004

Happy Mother's Day To All Of Our Moms!

Happy Mother's Day to my Mom, to my sister Diane who is the Mom of my two great nieces, to all the Moms of all of our readers, and especially to all of our dear readers who are Moms! Here's a picture of Diane,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:46 AM in DMG's Family, DMG's Friends, Holidays

May 6, 2004

Happy Birthday Mattie Mills!

Happy Birthday to one of the finest entertainers in San Diego, singer Mattie Mills! A long-time member of The Heroes, a local high-energy dance band, Mattie has traveled all over the world with the group, performing for Super Bowls, USO shows, and all sorts...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:43 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music

April 29, 2004

Happy Birthday Vickie Jenkins!

Happy Birthday to one of my all-time favorite women, Vickie Jenkins! I originally met Vickie back in the '70s, when she appeared in two plays for Tom Rusch's Covenant Ark Theatre. I shot this photo when she was playing one of Tevye's daughters in...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:03 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

April 27, 2004

I Taught Arnold's Press Secretary!

Since I'm talking about former members of The Oracle newspaper staff from my teaching days, I guess I should mention one more -- Margita Thompson, who currently is Press Secretary to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger! After graduating from Our Lady of Peace in 1985,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:57 PM in California, DMG's Friends

Two Of My Former Students Write Blogs

I taught Journalism for St. Augustine High School and the Academy of Our Lady of Peace from 1980-84 and again for three months in 1986, and two of my former students are now writing sports Blogs. Check out their work sometime! Paul Greer (Saints...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:03 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends

April 19, 2004

Happy Birthday Jerry Gontang!

Happy Birthday to my high school classmate and long-time friend Jerry Gontang! Here's a message from Jerry about his birthday and the five shows he's playing this week, along with a picture I shot of him singing a few notes at my birthday party...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:09 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Music